PAXIS Institute

Moving Toward Prevention Informed Prevention

Most people think of Trauma Informed Treatment as helping people who’ve been through terrible things like shootings, domestic violence, rapes, mass casualties, accidents, and more. All that is necessary, but treatment is not prevention. So let me explain.

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Can Classroom Experiences Change Gene Expression in Students?

Almost certainly, which emerges from my thinking in co-authoring a publication soon to appear in Brain and Behavioral Sciences. Most educators, therapists, parents, and policymakers have no idea that the human social environment actually causes changes in the expression of DNA. Chances are that is happening in children’s classrooms right now across America is changing the expression of their genes.

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